Research has demonstrated the inefficiency of multitasking. Gorillas drive home the point.
Okay, not real gorillas. Just the one in the suit featured by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons in their book, The Invisible Gorilla. The authors explain inattentional blindness—why people don’t notice the unexpected.
In a series of examples (including the story of a …Continue
This article was inspired by vexed frustration. I was frustrated by a recruitment marketing campaign that failed to convert decent candidates and hobbled by a laughably minuscule recruitment…Continue
The CEO of Uber recently posed one of the most important questions leaders can ask about their own organizations.
Appearing during the first week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Travis Kalanick was asked about the future of Uber. He focused on Uber Eats, an on-demand food delivery service being quietly rolled out in select cities.
Colbert, in his patently playful manner, acted as though he didn’t understand. How could Uber effectively…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 6, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments
This is part 2 in my Fall Sourcecon roundup, highlighting the presentations at Sourcecon Oct 2015.
The 2nd Keynote was Chris Westfall’s “Get to the Point, Secrets of the New Elevator Pitch.”
As you can imagine he is trying to help us create and use better…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on October 1, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments
Since the 'invention' of fire, there have been times when History was clearly diverted from a previous course by intervening events and the influences of people. In this instance, I offer an example wherein an otherwise "free agent" has become ensnared in his own web of deception, by becoming a parrot of my own recruiting pitch to Time-travelers. Apparently, he wants "out" of this Universe, entirely. I can understand, to some degree.…Continue
Added by Nicholas Meyler on September 29, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Have you ever been horseback riding? I am solidly in what can only be considered the novice camp. The last time I went horseback riding I was matched up with what appeared to be the oldest horse in the stable. The fact his name was “Old Blue” should have been a tip off. I was joining a group…Continue
Post Sourcecon Fall 2015!! Part 1
So Sourcecon Fall 2015 has come and gone and it was off the hook. Over 600 people attended and from all the social chatter it was considered to be the best yet. Some of the things said are below:
Added by Dean Da Costa on September 24, 2015 at 5:52pm — No Comments
Leaders are often frustrated that they have to repeat themselves. Are the recruiters and other staff members on their team not listening?
No, often, they are not.
Short attention spans have gotten shorter. We have just nine seconds to capture someone’s attention. And only 30 seconds to share our full message being tuned out.
Less is more when it comes to being masterful in conversations. Being a “soundbiter” will have more of your direct reports listening, wanting to…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on September 22, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments
As HR Practitioners, we can all agree that any new legislation that adds work to our desks is generally unwelcomed. In 2013, when the OFCCP asked for increased due diligence on the part of employers where self-identification requirements, good faith efforts and applicant data collection on…Continue
Added by Janine Truitt on September 21, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
While Miley Cyrus made a similar sounding word famous for all the wrong reasons, Talent Turking is a different set of moves that allows companies to reduce their Labor Factor, the amount of time and effort necessary to generate viable candidates and fill jobs. Decreasing the Labor Factor is a key move in achieving Lean Recruiting—increasing the speed and…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on September 14, 2015 at 4:57pm — No Comments
Take one minute to find out which #sales or #recruiting solution Veruca offers that is right for…Continue
Added by James Chmielinski on September 13, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
As most of you know Fall Sourcecon 2015 is coming in Dallas on Sept 17-18. I am speaking at it, running a lab as well as helping to MC all the labs. This years Labs are going to be exceptional, perhaps the best ever. We have paid a lot of…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on September 10, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments
Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk both think that Robots and Artificial Intelligences might eventually try to take over the world and destroy life as we know it, in a "Terminator" kind of doomsday scenario.
I think people like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk are…Continue
Added by Nicholas Meyler on September 9, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers.
As we approach this holiday time, let keep in our payers, minds and hearts all of…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on September 3, 2015 at 5:24pm — No Comments
According to the baseball rule book, on any given day, each major league team in North America can suit-up 25 players. But that doesn’t mean each team has only 25 players…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on September 1, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Pearltrees refers to itself as "a place for your interests". Functionally the product is a visual and
collaborative curation tool that allows users to organize, explore and share any URL they find online
as well as to upload personal photos, files and notes. Pearltrees is not well…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 27, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Given the transparency coming from companies like Glassdoor and PayScale, the salary negotiation process has been an evolving one. Once upon a time all of the intel was traditionally on the company’s side of the table. Unless a candidate had a friend or colleague at the company he did not have…Continue
Added by Daniel Fogel on August 25, 2015 at 2:21pm — No Comments
Recently there has been a discussion of how you should start your search. Should you start narrow and then broaden or start broad and then go narrow. Everyone has their opinion and here I am going to layout reasons to go either way and then explain my choice.
So starting narrow and then…Continue
Referral Key is a set of Business Referral Network tools, by Referral Key, lets small business owners
easily share leads with trusted business associates. Referralkey is semi known in the community and
some have tried to source in it. Well to do this…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 13, 2015 at 3:28pm — No Comments
One perversion mindset is a top contributor to time-to-fill reaching a new, all-time high of more than 27 days:
These fears include:
Added by Scott Wintrip on August 10, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments